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kash

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A pretty horrible reading, but it was definitely accurate, as well as giving me advance insight into the situation. My cat has cancer and I was waiting on the CT scan results to see if they could operate and remote the tumour, which is the only way to save her. I did a reading and got 11.6. The results showed the tumour is inoperable. There's no point in aggressive action (i.e. surgery), because the situation is beyond repair.
 

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My understanding of 19 is that you are feeling relaxed and comfortable about a situation and as a result your level of efforts goes down resulting in a delay or situation of no result.
 

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What happens when you don't connect your reading to your question.

A process "aha," not a hexagram or line "aha."

Moral of the story: remember your question when interpreting your answer.

What happened:
Earlier this month I bought a new memory card for my camera. I vaguely wondered at the time if it should be formatted, but I didn't immediately see instructions in the manual (I didn't look very hard), and when I put the card in the camera it seemed to work perfectly, so I thought there was no need to bother.

Today I second-guessed that decision (as I do). I found the instructions for formatting the card, and information on the internet that says it's probably not necessary, but it won't hurt, and might help, since it formats the memory card specifically for the particular camera.

I made sure all the images from the new memory card were backed up on my laptop, and then I formatted the card.

Then I wanted to transfer the images back onto the card. I thought I knew how to do this, but I was wrong. I had to spend a fair amount of time Googling, and then it turned out the camera software doesn't support shift-click selecting, so the images had to be transferred one. at. a. time. Urgh. Also, while the original date stamps were preserved, the original image numbers were not. So now there's a big gap in the continuous image numbering, and confusing duplicates on my hard drive, and I had to take more time to make notes about it.

The reading:
I have important things to do today, so when I started second-guessing about the formatting, I wanted to know how important it was. I didn't want to waste time, but I also don't want future problems with the camera. I asked Yi, "Guidance re: taking time now to format the memory card?" Yi answered with 23.3 > 52, Stripping Away > Stilling.

23.3
'Stripping away. No mistake.'

I could see this either way:
  • "Stripping away" means "strip this idea out of your head." Don't do it. Stilling means stilling - let things as they are, don't become derailed from my plans.
  • But formatting is also stripping away, and it says, "no mistake," and "stilling" might mean it will keep the memory card's file system "stable." So - yes, I should do it?
How to know which?? :brickwall:

Well...in hindsight...what was my question? "Guidance re: taking time to...?" My question was NOT, "Guidance re: formatting the camera?"

So, reading the answer as an answer (as Hilary has possibly mentioned once or twice or a hundred times :blush:), "The guidance about taking time to do this is "best to strip away that idea and the time it takes." The question was not about the camera, so neither was the answer.

(Also, the fan yao, 52.3, is this: "Stilling your waist, Dividing your back, Danger smothers the heart." That is a good description of how I "related" to it: I ended up fighting the process and myself every step of the way, and smothering the good intentions I had for the day.)

(Also, I wonder if Yi might have been purposely making a point. I have these kinds of problems with readings a lot, and maybe some of them could be solved like this...)

[Added] Aaand then when I tried to pick up the camera and connecting cable from the sofa to put them away, my thumb snagged in the wrist strap and the camera fell on the floor. more 52.3-ish danger, poisonous smoke, and clumsy awkwardness. (The camera seems to have survived the tumble.)
 
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I know this is a super old thread, but so fun how it keeps going. I just wanted to share one of my more meaningful memories/experiences with the IChing.

Several years ago I asked a question about my mother who had recently passed away and received hexagram 28.

This is a funny one.. partly because now when I see hexagram 28 I don't necessarily get the same meaning. But at the time it had immense meaning for me, so much that I cried and felt deeply comforted.

My concern at the time had been the fact that my mother had recently passed, and I felt like I didn't "feel" her around. That is, most of my relatives, upon passing seemed to constantly chatter around me or make their presence known in some way. I didn't feel my mother at all. It felt as though she had just gone. I was worried, because there is a long history of religious extremism in my family and hence some odd ideas associated with my mother and her soul. It's a long complicated story, but she was a very sick women on multiple levels towards the end. And her behavior was deeply affected by these illnesses that made her appear in a way "evil" or something. Add my evangelical step-father to the mix, and my super christian upbringing and you get– me with a creepy nagging feeling that maybe her soul had gone somewhere awful or never existed to begin with :eek:

Anyway, I was crying and upset and thinking of her and talking to the IChing, and I asked "Where is she now?" and received hex 28.

I believe the very first interpretation I read was Lise's:
https://www.yijing.nl/i_ching/hex_17-32/hex_e_28.htm

"Across the Great Pass"

" Life is a cycle, it is circular. It begins, it grows, and it goes down again. To make life a straight road to a distant future is a desperate attempt of human mind to make it never-ending. It will not help him – inevitably he will go down some day.
But if man accepts going down as a substantial, important and good part of life, not as a decline but as a indispensable phase, then he makes his living days twice as many.
Do not live as an old man or an old woman, live as a grand old man, a grand old lady. Without regret or fear, but with the riches of wisdom and experience.
This applies to everything, to enterprises, feelings, popularity. In everything all phases are important."

This was so immensely meaningful and comforting to me at the time. My general take away was that she had crossed over the pass into another life or dimension and not to fret, because endings are just part of life and the grand scheme of things.

:bows:
 

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A few months after my father died, a beautiful reading for a client about a deceased loved one inspired me to 'ask after' him and how he was. I received Hexagram 62 - Across the Small Pass. Dad was a quiet, unassuming man, and I got the immediate sense that this was how he described his experience - crossing over in a small way, small bird flying into great good fortune.
 

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My first mini Aha with I-Ching: Lady Bug Question

Hello All, I am two-weeks old to this online community, so bear with me, I have many mini Ahas with I-Ching and I would like to share a "cute reading" about one of my totem animals, The Lady Bug. I have noticed that I see lady bugs when my desires are about to manifest, they are my totem animal for "fulfillment"; two days ago I started seeing them online again, it is a hint for me that something good is about to manifest in my life. So I asked Yi the question: "What is the lady bug about?" I got Hex 4 1.3.6. to Hex 11. I am still learning how to read "lines" (1.3.6), but my impression at the time was Yi said I don't have to know what is manifesting, yet. Two days later, I FELT Hexagram 11: I am applying to fashion school this summer, the application process is going smoothly and I FELT the support coming from every direction to help me transition into the fashion industry. Thanks everyone, I am a happy spring lady bug : - )
 

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sudden or gradual enlightenment

Buddhists and meditation practitioners often discus if enlightenment happen sudden or gradual, or if you have to practice (mediation) or not. I asked the Oracle for his opinion about this topic and got 5.3.6 WAITING
It was a Aha! for me. The lines 3 and 6 are relevant for me personal. Maybe this is also interesting for people involved in meditation, who have asked the same question. :bows:
 
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I have found that the changing lines can be represented as their own hexagram. In this case, Jiang, it is 56 Keeping Still, which is an image of meditation.
 

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My "magical" lines

I can remember some readings I will always keep in my mind and since those readings I have given some specific means to those lines:

1. 3 years ago I broke up with my gf, I live 65 km far from her, she was in Genoa. 2 weeks later, more or less I asked:

"Will something happen with her in the next days?"

25 uc

The same afternoon or the day after I had to go to meet my business partner in Genoa and to go to him I had to pass just in front of my gf's home. But you know, the day is 24 hours long and the time I could spend passing in front of her home by car was about 5 seconds. By the way, I passed there and in those 5 seconds I've seen her with her new gf.
Since this reading (if I am not wrong some guys on this site had the same experience) 25 means for me THE surprise, something tougher than hex 51.


2. Some years earlier I was alone and isolated, very lonely life... university, gym and home, I asked:

"Will something happen in my romantic life in the next times?"

17.6

Well, in a short time I really crashed against the girl who became my gf for the following 5 years and the feeling I had with her, overall meeting her, was the one described by Siu and Wing in the notes about 17.6. I am not a sage but I was retired from the world, isolated and she needed some help in some things, university etc... and that meeting, in my opinion, fit perfectly the situation in which one is a loner and not too much involved in world and the other one needed him to accomplish his goals and since this situation a mutual cooperation starts.


3. More or less 4 months after the experience described in 1. I was separated from that girl and, without having contacts with her I have asked:

"How will the situation with her evolve?"

19 uc


Well, I was a bit surprised because nothing was giving me hopes about any improvement in the situation. I was more or less involved with another girl, younger than me, and she pushed me to put in my whatsapp status the date in which we met. I will go directly to the point, that stupid thing started a train of events which made me to go back with my ex GF in few days, starting from nothing.


4. I don't remember specifically the situation but:

22.3 was a redundant line with my ex GF to paint the situation, in many configurations of 22. By the way it always painted a situation of charming experience, heart shaped eyes and something like this but without a solid ground beneath it.


For sure I had many other experiences, I will update the post if I will remember.
 

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Driving down the freeway yesterday behind a car with the number plate GUA372

37 line 2 or 37 changing to 2

Either telling me nothing else to do but enjoy a good meal, or, how after some goings on there is finally trust and a good outcome.

Both certainly fit the goings on of the last week, deciding to leave this new city that I'm wanting to make my home, also deciding to return to it in 3 months and meeting a bunch of kind souls who are helping me out to make that possible.
 

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Driving down the freeway yesterday behind a car with the number plate GUA372

37 line 2 or 37 changing to 2

Either telling me nothing else to do but enjoy a good meal, or, how after some goings on there is finally trust and a good outcome.

Both certainly fit the goings on of the last week, deciding to leave this new city that I'm wanting to make my home, also deciding to return to it in 3 months and meeting a bunch of kind souls who are helping me out to make that possible.
Lovely story. Life is full of clues.
 

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Last week I got an "insufficient funds" message when trying to charge my electronic ticket using the bank card. It was weird as there must be much more money in my account. I tried with a few other devices and the result was the same, which worried me. So I decided to go to the bank and present the problem. When I was sitting in the bus moving toward the bank I asked the I Ching:

Where is my money? And received 7.2>2
7.2: "At the center of the army, good fortune, no error; the king gives orders thrice." [I used the Clarity's Free I Ching Reading, but can't find Hilary's text, so I cite from DeKorne website]. I took it as my money is safe & I can take it whenever I want, as I'm like a king at the center of my army.
Then asked:
What about [the problem being caused by] my bank card? And received 19 uc.
"In the eighth month there will be evil." Wow! I had gotten this new card EXACTLY 8 months ago, the same day of month! The card was the problem- however it worked quite properly before the eighth month arrived.

My visit to the bank proved both readings to be true:). The problem solved the next day.

It is interesting how up to this day, my readings about money have been not just true, but very exact. Here is another example. I thought about it the day my problem solved: maybe that's because money matters are clear & tangible, contrary to emotional matters that almost always contain some degree of vagueness. That's why most of the time, we can't get a clear answer about them: the emotions are too fluid to be predictable in one's behavior tomorrow.
 

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